Atlas of Urban Expansion

Oldenburg
Germany
Region: Europe and Japan
2013 Population
158,329
2013 Urban Extent
6,900
hectares
2013 Density
23
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Oldenburg in 2013 was 158,329, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.6% since 1999. The population of Oldenburg in 1999 was 145,877, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.3% since 1990, when its population was 129,512.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Oldenburg in 2013 was 6,900 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.2% since 1999. The urban extent in 1999 was 5,796 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.4% since 1999, when its urban extent was 4,678 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Oldenburg in 2013 was 42 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -1.7% since 1999. The built-up area density in 1999 was 53 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -2% since 1990 when the built-up area density was 63.92 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Oldenburg in 2013 was 23 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.7% since 1999. The urban extent density in 1999 was 25 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -1.1% since 1990 when the urban extent density was 28 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 1,049 hectares of built-up area was added to the Oldenburg urban extent between 1999 and 2013. Of that added built-up area, 65% was Infill, 19% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 16% was Inclusion. A total of 705 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1990 and 1999. Of that added built-up area, 48% was Infill, 0% was Extension, 22% was Leapfrog, and 30% was Inclusion.

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Roads

Average road width in the Oldenburg 1990-2014 expansion area was 4.45 meters, compared to 9.06 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Oldenburg occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 23%, compared to 16% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Oldenburg's 1990-2014 expansion was 1.36 km/km2, compared to 1.45 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Oldenburg's 1990-2014 expansion area was 92%, compared to 92% in the pre-1990 area.

1990-1999  1999-2013
1990-1999  1999-2013
1990-1999  1999-2013

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Oldenburg's 1990-2014 expansion area was 5.72 hectares, compared to 2.33 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1990-1999  1999-2013